I took a Flybarre class today (hence, the name of this title). I got a deal for 5 classes on Gilt City last week. I was pretty stoked for it, considering I grew up in a leotard and anything with the word “barre” in it reminds me of my youth. Evidence of my leotard-clad childhood:
I figured it would be fun, maybe a little challenging, but not too tough for this 2x marathoner and former collegiate athlete. Right? Wrong!
Flybarre kicked my butt.
Even though I can go run 13 miles just fine, I am lacking significantly in any sort of actual strength.
The class is a mix of pilates + dance moves + gymnastics conditioning. Some yoga-esque stuff thrown in there, too, for good measure. If plie-ing and a choreographed arm workout (which changes every month) isn’t your cup of tea, then might not like it. But, if you have gymnastics/dance entrenched in your DNA like I do, it will probably bring back some fond and not so fond memories. If you like a good strength workout with good music, its for you, too.
Even though Flybarre was hard, it was really fun and, thankfully for my muscles, over in 1 hr. I’ll definitely be going back (I do have 4 more classes left on my Gilt credit) — and apparently, I need it!
TELL ME: HAVE YOU TRIED A BARRE METHOD CLASS?
Until next time…